Core Strategy DPD

What is the Core Strategy?

The Core Strategy is a key Development Plan Document (DPD) that forms part of the Local Plan for the Bradford District.  It was adopted by the Council following Examination on 18 July 2017.

The Core Strategy:

  • Sets out the broad aims and objectives for sustainable development within the Bradford District for the next 15 to 20 years until 2030.
  • Sets out broad policies for guiding and restraining development.
  • Sets out the broad locations for new housing, employment and infrastructure investment.
  • Take account of national and regional planning policy along with the Community Strategy.
  • Does not allocate specific sites for new housing and employment development.

There have been a number of stages within the production of the Core Strategy. The earlier stages (Issues and Options) seek to identify the broad issues faced by the district and the options and alternatives to address these. Two further stages addressed the issues and developed a strategy and strategic policies to guide future development within the Bradford District.

Community engagement and consultation has been an important element within the production of the Plan. Your comments have ensured that the Council produces a plan that meets the needs of all its stakeholders and the local community.

Key stages during its production

The following stages took place during the preparation of the Core Strategy:

  • Issues and Options - January 2007
  • Further Issues and Options - February 2008
  • Further Engagement Draft - October 2011
  • Publication Draft - February 2014
  • Submission - 12 December 2014
  • Examination - March 2015
  • Proposed Main Modifications - November 2015
  • Inspectors Report - August 2016
  • Holding Direction - October 2016
  • Adoption - 18 July 2017

Details of published documents and public consultations can be accessed using the links at the bottom of this page.